Halladale, Blackwatch and Speculant Gas Project
Beach Energy’s Halladale, Blackwatch and Speculant Gas Project has developed several offshore natural gas reservoirs in the Otway Basin located around 6 km from the coast line. The reservoirs were accessed using conventional ‘extended reach’ drilling from the onshore well site located at Nirranda South in the south east of the Shire. The Halladale 1 and Speculant 1 and 2 wells produce raw gas that flows from the reservoirs to the Otway Gas Plant near Port Campbell via a 33km underground pipeline. Drilling of the Black Watch well was completed in 2020 and it will tie in to the existing well site infrastructure and pipeline.
External link: https://www.beachenergy.com.au/vic-otway-basin/
Cooper Energy extracts gas from four production wells installed between 2005 and 2009 in the Otway Basin.
The wells connect via a 55km pipeline to the onshore Athena Gas Plant near Port Campbell.
External Link: https://cooperenergy.com.au/what-we-do/projects/otway-basin
In February 2023, ConocoPhillips Australia commenced preparation of an Environmental Plan to undertake an exploration drilling program within two of its tenements located in the Otway Basin, in Commonwealth waters off the coast of south west Victoria between Cape Otway and Port Fairy.
The Plan needs to be submitted to the offshore regulator, NOPSEMA, before any work can commence.
If NOPSEMA grants the permits, the initial activity will be seabed assessments which will commence no earlier than January 2024.
External Link: https://www.conocophillips.com.au/what-we-do/otway-basin/